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The 7 Best Hiking Adventures in the World



The 7 Best Hiking Adventures in the World

Hiking is an exhilarating way to connect with nature, challenge oneself physically, and explore breathtaking landscapes. From rugged mountains to lush forests and remote wilderness, the world offers an abundance of incredible hiking trails.

In the blog post below, we share seven of the best hiking adventures that every outdoor enthusiast should experience. Strap on your boots, pack your backpack, and get ready for an unforgettable journey through some of the most stunning locations on Earth.

1. Kilimanjaro

Mount Kilimanjaro is the highest peak found in Africa. It is a very popular hiking destination. Those that want to hike the Kilimanjaro have different routes to choose from.

For those that are looking for a less crowded route, we recommend the Lemosho route. It is a newer route that will have you hiking through alpine deserts, rainforests, and moorlands.

You will have a more secluded hike via the Lemosho and the entire route is a bit longer than the other options. There is the option of camping on this route and there is a higher success rate when it comes to reaching the summit.

Another route option is the Marangu route which is the most popular route. If you prefer a less rugged experience while you are hiking there are mountain huts you can sleep in. You will have the opportunity to hike through moorlands, dense rainforests, and rocky landscapes.

Those looking for a more scenic and challenging option can opt for the Machame Route. During this route you will check out the famous Barranco Wall. You will hike through rainforests and heathlands giving you a diverse terrain.

Keep in mind that no matter which route you take they are all challenging, so you need to be in good physical condition. Make sure you take the time to exercise regularly and train before your hike.

2. Inca Trail

This is a 26-mile hike that will take you over two 13,000 foot passes in Peru. You will get to experience where the ancient Incas traveled more than 650 years ago, while seeing a lot of the original stonework. There are also two tunnels that were created by the Incas that you will walk through.

It normally takes around four days to hike the entire trail. You have to be prepared for changing weather because it can be anything from pouring rain, to hot and steamy, to cold. Because it is a popular route you have the option to choose from hiking companies that can guide you.

Once you reach your destination (Machu Picchu) you will be rewarded with breathless sights.

3. Cinque Terre Hike

This hike is in Italy and it is considered one of the most beautiful hikes in the area. It is an easy day hike where you will stroll along the ancient route with the Mediterranean Sea views below you. We recommend starting at Monterosso and ending your hike at Riomaggiore.

You can stop for a mid-morning cappuccino and biscotti and then catch lunch after a bit more walking. Make sure you buy a daily pass at oe of the ticket booths found along the trail before embarking on your hike.

4. Milford Track

New Zealand has a lovely 33-mile hike that will give you the best scenery that New Zealand has to offer. It will take around five days and you will pass plenty of waterfalls including the highest one called Sutherland Falls.

There are plenty of accommodations that you can book in advance to keep you comfortable during your hike. You can opt for private lodges or basic alpine huts. Make sure you prepare for rain just in case because the area gets around 30 feet of rain every year.

5. Bright Angel Trail

The United States has a breathtaking hike located in the Grand Canyon. Bright Angel Trail is 15.6 miles long, and it drops 4,380 feet from the south canyon rim all the way to the water’s edge at the Phantom Ranch and Bright Angel Campground.

A bonus is that it is easy to follow this trail and it is well maintained. The main thing is to keep an eye out for the mule trains that are frequently riding on the same route.

6. Appalachian Trail

Another famous hike in the United States stretches from Georgia to Maine. This long route will go through plenty of diverse landscapes and if you do the entire hike it might feel like the hike that never ends because it is around 2,200 miles long.

You can opt to only do certain sections if you prefer. For those with less hiking experience you can choose the routes that have campsites or off-trail lodging options.

7. Everest Base Camp Trek

This hike will give you a glimpse into the highest summit found on earth. It is located in Nepal and will take you about 12 or more days to complete the 80 miles. During your hike you can visit Thami monasteries and ancient Tengboche.

The best time to hike this trail is from September to December or March to May.

Which of These Hiking Adventures Will You Choose?

As you can see there are plenty of hiking adventures you can choose from to fulfill your adventure soul. Hiking and trekking around the world will give you endless memories and experiences that will last a lifetime. From ancient ruins to pristine wilderness there is a hiking destination for just about everyone.

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